Wednesday, 31 December 2008
The rule here said that I should hold my learners permit for a year before I can take the practical exams but there are exceptions – when a driver’s license in needed for work or for when taking children to school or day care. I’ve already told my boss about those conditions and he is happy to give me the letter to prove to the Department of Transport that I need to have a license for work purposes. But I doubt it that I will drive in going to work. It’s just too far. I might just when I need to go to the client’s site.
Mcj said, we’re going to buy me a car if I have a P permit. I am really excited about it. This is the car that he likes to buy me and I’m quite taken into it.
Getting this baby would be a major expense, not to mention all those necessary expenses coupled with buying a new car like auto insurance, rego, etc. I think we might assess our finances if we can afford it.
Photo from carsales.com.au.
I’ve read in the paper sometime ago that he might have some problems on his heel (a heel spur, I think). Nothing serious. If we are so concerned about it, we can just get a pair of corrective thongs or inserts.
Have done a bit of research and some websites are confusing. Some says that heel spur and Plantar Fasciitis are one and the same. Some says that, they are not and actually said, that some are mistakenly confusing the two to be the same but are not.
After some reading, I can deduce that Mcj’s feet condition is just a heel spur not plantar fasciitis. It’s just a bit disformation of the heel because he has a very slim feet and legs and he has put on some weight.
*Photo from podlink.com.au.
Monday, 29 December 2008
Promises are made to be broken; it’s a very old cliché. I should really be sane when I feel the urge of spending. I should think practically. Do I need it? Why do I want it? Do I already own almost the same stuff? Where am I going to use it? Does the price justify the use? And the best way to deal with it is avoid going to the shop. And think of what I can buy with those moolahs in the Philippines – for us and for our family (I might buy my Nanay a tv stands or a new telly). Yeah, I want to save up for my shopping spree in the Philippines not because I want to save. Period.
Well, that’s the long term plan. Maybe after our trip to the RP.
So instead of going to the saloon I just did my nails myself. I have several bottles of nail polish that needs exploiting anyway. And I’ve got tools necessary to prim the nails – I only need nail pusher (can’t find any here yet).
Now, my finger nails are sporting a glittery gold polish. Been trying to look for a sample of the nail polish online but it’s too elusive. I think searching for dollar store franchise is much easier. I’ll try to take a photo of nails later. I might change the polish next week. That’s the beauty of doing your nails yourself.
Sunday, 21 December 2008
I thought of buying a pair for Jens - red matches his togs. Sad thing is, the shop only accept Visa and Mastercard. I don't use credit card when shopping online.
We'll just pass on this for now. We might find something like these in the shops. The only unique on them is the strap that goes to the back of the head.
There are more shops featured in the magazine, have to checked them also as well as the electronics blog.
Tuesday, 16 December 2008
And dresses from Mcj. Actually, I just made it up. It was my idea to buy the dresses. They're on sale - 50% off and not dear. And he loved them.
No Slimquick Cleanse, though. :)
I actually told him that I want pretty and dear bedsheets for Christmas but looks like it's not going to happen with the rate of shopping that I'm doing. I buy stuff implusively. Oh well, I get some of what I want and they're nice.
Hopefully, we'll have some time in the weekend to do more shopping. :)
Friday, 5 December 2008
I just finished reading The Tinker's Girl. It's not my type of book but I got carried away that I can't put it down even if my eyes were saying no. I had to get a better lighting and splash my face with water inorder to stay awake.
It transported me back to the days when my existence in this world is not known yet. 19th century traditions - slavery, mod cons were just a dream, women getting married at a way early age, etc.
It's not a light read yet intriguing that will keep you going. Though, I was so disappointed at the end. I expected more drama, though the book is already full of it. I reckon, the author should have given more piece or words for Bruce as for me, it's not just Jinnie who's driving the story. It's the both of them.
Here are some great summer reads from yahoo lifestyle:
The Kite Runner
Recently made into a film, this book tells the story of Amir, who has never forgiven himself for betraying his childhood friend, Hassan. When Amir returns to a Taliban-ruled Afghanistan as an adult, he tries to make-up for what happened all those years ago.
Part soap-opera, part romance, part fantasy, this epic novel tells the story of a woman’s induction into one of America’s first families. Wealth, power and glamour are thrust upon her, but so is something else; the family’s long-held connection to another, more mystical, family to whom they owe everything.
Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
Kate Hollis’ boyfriend left her just before the prom. Thirteen years later he is a world-famous rock star, who has made a career out of songs about her and their relationship. Having been haunted by his lyrics for all this time, she now has the chance to confront him when he returns to his home town.
I'm up for looking up summer hairstyles and thought of sharing here.
From yahoo lifestyle:
Get Sexy Waves The Easy Way
"A fast, effective way to style your hair is to separate it into five large sections when dry - two on either side of your face and three at the back." He recommends running a comb through each section, then spritzing them with a setting lotion.
Choose A Foolproof 'Do
popular style at the spring/summer 09 shows, the half-up, half-down look is big right now. "This style is great for formal events as it's dressed up enough to feel special and most women feel less exposed with the back of their hair cascading down.
Beat The Heat With A Bun
"The high bun is a great option as it pulls all the hair up and away from the nape of the neck, making it a cool and easy style to wear. The upward energy of the look is great for elongating the neck, drawing attention to the eyes and, with a tousled bun, gives the appearance of a chic style with a modern, casual feel." It's also a perfect look to try if your hair is dry, as you can comb through a leave-in treatment before styling.
I am currently into bun. Easy, cool and quick fix. And if you're the type who might need some Hydroxycut inorder to look slim, make a bun.
Thursday, 4 December 2008
Now, my glasses have the rolls royce of the lenses – according to the sales attendant. We paid a considerable sum of money on top of the private health benefits and the 40% discount coupon. I love them and I take good care of them as much as possible.
I don’t worry the glary sun during the day or the glary light during the night. My glasses handle it all for me.
Here’s a snippet of what I like:
And more, of course.
My officemate gave me DVD's of Gulong ng Palad soap. I watched the first three and found it very tragic and traumatic that I jumped onto the last one to finish it. I know that I saw it before but it must have been ages ago because I forgot the plot. Anyway, I had fun for a little while.
Saturday, 22 November 2008
I have a pair of shoes with the same style, just a tad higher. They're very comfy. I always wear them even if I have another lower pair because some of my pants' hem would dangle if I wear them. The pair that I have is almost work on the heels but I am not planning to buy a new one yet. I'll see first if I need a comfy shoes on our new office. You know, for purposes of walking a distance, I need to have feed-friendly shoes.
I know shopping for shoes is easy (like buying Linksys router) but not for me. My feet are slim and long, it's not funny to choose the type of shoes that will fit me.
The above shoes are:
Satin, traditionally a fabric reserved for evening affairs, makes its daylight debut with the Ranya. The gathered pleats and ½ inch wedge make this flat fully functional at work or at play...it all depends on what you pair it with. Finally--a satin shoe you can wear without having to wait for an invitation. Leather sole.
Made in Spain. Available in wine and black.
I'm not really in need of new shoes right now but I would appreciate it to have a pair like these. Aren't they pretty? I have to think though, what will match with them.
I've been talking to MIL this afternoon about shoes and it is nice to know that we share the same passion - SHOES and Bags. We don't need them but it's nice to have them, just like horse supplements (just to boost their performance).
Anyway, these are:
Rain Shoes. This rubber flat is so cute you may find yourself praying for rain. Black and pink herringbone print. Imported.
So apt for our stormy weather here.
Tuesday, 18 November 2008
Then, I showed the catalogue to my mother-in-law who was so eager some of her money on something that she just fancy to have. She had at least 5 items to order and so I volunteered to order it for her. And eventually, get Mcj to approve of me getting the jewellery that I like. Yahoo!
I had ordered the items and waiting for the confirmation from the sales representative. It is like buying a group health insurance for my MIL and me. We are pooling the items that we like to avail an item at a lesser price. This reminds me to check the letterbox on the way in again later to check if the confirmation had arrived.
Monday, 10 November 2008
Apart from being a responsible driver on the road you also need to consider the safety of your car when parking. As much as possible, you need to look for a parking with security cameras around. Mcj said, don’t park next to an L or P plate vehicles. Fair enough.
I’m just starting and I’ve barely scratched the surface. There is so much for me to learn. I’m taking it in strides with so little time available for me to practice.
There were cases that some snatched the opportunity of a cheap nip-tuck overseas and to go back to Australia in tears. Then, have to pay more for the repair of their suppose-to-be prettifies.
There were some who may have used the pain pump lawyers to get even. What is there to get even when in the first place you don’t know what is fair and even?
I admire those who saved up heaps for repairing old age but I reckon, they should at least spend at least half of the same time looking for a reliable and qualified surgeons.
We had a splurge last Sunday. I wanted to go shopping for my gifts (take note, with S). But we ended up buying stuff for everybody. I didn’t really know what I want. I wanted an Ipod but I reckon, I won’t like to use it as it would affect my already self-diagnosed impaired hearing. So we just went to the department store and browse. I picked up clothes again and I don’t need them or even want them but, hey! I love them. :)
I’ve been spending heaps lately when most people are cutting back. I am just thankful, we don’t pay home insurance for now and I personally don’t worry about any bills that we have. Mcj does.
Thursday, 30 October 2008
The shops in our suburbs are not that big. There aren’t any department stores. Most of the shops are food stores – 4 supermarkets, restos, bakeries, coffee shops, etc. Ah! And several pet shops and real estates. There are also quaint little specialty shops that where ladies, girls, women’s frequently stop.
I saw and passed this one store named, Just Add Bling. There are pretty women’s clothes displays but I never investigated what else the store carries, until last week. And I was surprised by what I saw. Plus, the prices of the goods are not dear. I tried three dresses which fit me but I don’t like the colour so put them back in the rack. I ended up buying earrings and necklace set and a brooch. I didn’t pay much! I’m sure, I will be coming back in that shop.
Oh, and another thing that got me curious was the retail pos systems used by the owner. By the way, she was very friendly and helpful – one of the reasons why I would like to come back. She was using a notebook in entering the transactions and the system that she was using was a bit foreign to me. Not that I know all of the POS systems but I know at least some. I might ask her on my next trip.
Tuesday, 28 October 2008
I’ve been eyeing these:
I have amalgam fillings on my molars. I was naive then when I went to the dentist and have them done. I was advised that amalgam was nice as they last longer. But what really are the facts? Here are some from Dentistry.about.com:
Because of the metal content, amalgam fillings are very strong and can withstand heavy biting pressure, therefore, used primarily for the back teeth.
Amalgam filling material is relatively inexpensive.
Most insurance companies cover amalgam fillings.
Amalgam filling material contains mercury and other metals. While there have been no conclusive studies relating the mercury in amalgam to any dangers, mercury by itself is very toxic.
Some people experience a period of hot and cold sensitivity after having an amalgam filling.
Amalgam fillings do not harden immediately, therefore, it is not good to chew on that specific tooth for a couple of hours after the filling is placed.
More tooth structure is lost because the dentist has to make a bigger preparation.
Not all dentists do amalgam fillings anymore.
The composite filling material contains only acrylic resin and glass particles, no mercury.
The tooth colored filling material looks very nice and natural.
This type of filling material is already hard when you leave the dental office, therefore, you can chew on it whenever you like.
Less tooth structure is lost because the dentist can make a smaller preparation.
The composite filling material is more expensive.
This type of filling usually takes the dentist a little longer to do.
Composite fillings can stain over a period of time depending factors such as tea, coffee and smoking.
These fillings do not get whiter if you bleach your teeth.
Composite fillings are strong on back teeth, but not as strong as amalgam.
Insurance companies will not always pay for composite fillings on back teeth.
I wonder what the Washington DC dentist advise to their patient/customer?
Thursday, 16 October 2008
If you're like me, here are some tips for us for ehow.com:
Develop and keep your own style. Trust your instincts about what looks best with your coloring, habits, personality and place in the world.
Adopt what you truly like, but recognize that it may not be the last word forever.
Understand the process. Be aware of why, as well as when, a trend is cooling. Fashion trends and fads can happen because a style is cool (heavy-soled shoes) or fun (temporary tattoos) or even shocking (lingerie as outerwear).
Adapt the style you want to adopt. For example, is everyone wearing short shorts but you just can't? Add a piece of fabric or ribbon to your hems so you can wear them short but not as short as everyone else.
Mix trendy pieces with classic ones.
Break some rules; bend others. If the fashion is large breasts, get a maximizer bra and avoid the more radical surgery route. If straight hair is in, use large rollers and blow-dry your hair before you chemically straighten your ringlets.
Develop confidence: Take a class, read fashion magazines, get a makeup lesson, get your colors done.
Learn about fashion, style, tips and tricks, then go out and make your own fashion news.
C'mon, take notes... you don't have a system memory.
Aim for comfort, ease and great style. Call your host or hostess if you need more direction.Look for clothes that are easy to wear and easy to clean: cotton, nylon, blends and silk.
Think separates: shorts, skirts, easy shirts and the latest thinking in pants.
Wear lively, trendy pieces for summer barbecues, parties and backyard gatherings.
Set the mood with bright colors, big patterns and interesting materials.
Choose fun summer shoes: flip-flops, tennis shoes, sandals and slides.
Take along layering pieces in case the weather suddenly changes: sweatshirts, cotton sweaters, hooded jackets and big shirts.
For women, choose versatile twinsets in silk, lightweight wool, French terry and cotton.
Take along accessories. Sunglasses, hats and scarves keep the sun off and spice up your outfit.
And a tip coming from me? Dress casually (you're not going to see las vegas strip) and for the weather.
Me? I don't really think so. Just look at this one makes me feel I'm going to fall backward. These pair really look nice though. Pink and all that.
Have you seen the boots that Posh's wore? They might be trendy but they don't look err... something. :)
I reckon, if you're a bit overweight, you need a weight loss before you can wear these.
I might try them on. To tame my curiousity maybe.
Monday, 6 October 2008
We weren't really confined in our house this year's winter as the temperature was never that low compared to other states. We got the chance to play outside when the sun was up. But warm weather is definitely a pleasant change.
Thursday, 2 October 2008
It’s another story though if the transaction is over the phone. We give out details even if the other party is overseas (most cards these days work as international credit cards). You may wonder how more secure a phone transaction than an internet one. I don’t really know. I guess we base our judgement on experience. Mcj has been giving out credit card details over the phone since that mode of payment was made available so there the worry is less, I should say. At the end of the day, theft could happen anywhere anytime.
Wednesday, 1 October 2008
Pretty shoes. Pretty bags. Pretty jewelry. Pretty clothes. Short hair. Nice perfume. Delicious food. Holden car. Kohler faucets. Round the world tour. Trip back home. Green mango (indian mango) with bagoong. Chicken inasal. Chicken adobo cooked by my Tatay. Camping. Kisses and hugs and special cuddles. A bike. Weekends. Good music. Wine??? Good company. Good friends. Strawberries, nuts, mudcake, choc chip muffins, pasta. At iba pa!
I really got curious what is acne. According to about.com, acne is:
a disorder of the pilosebaceous unit, or what is commonly called the hair follicle or pore. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, it is the most common skin disorder in the United States. Acne vulgaris, as common acne is known, is classified as a chronic inflammatory disease of the skin.
Acne is characterized by the presence of pimples or "zits", blackheads, and whiteheads. It chiefly affects the face, neck, chest, back, and/or upper arms of sufferers. Rarely you will find acne in other areas of the body. Acne varies in development from very mild to extremely severe.
One night, he had his dinner ahead of us as he was so hungry. He had stewed apple after it. Then, he wanted some of my dinner so I gave him a tub of custard. He ate it all. He helped feed himself. When the custard was gone, he wanted some of his Daddy’s dinner. Can you imagine that? He’s belly is really getting big. Gone were the days when he was taut and terrific. If he’s an adult, at the rate that he’s eating, he might need alli diet pill already. I just blamed it to growth spurt plus playing all day makes the little boy hungry.
I do still read books here. I have some stashed somewhere away from little inquisitive hands. But I stopped buying recently as I’ve learned that the local library lend out latest books, paperbacks, etc.
Sunday, 28 September 2008
Meantime, I might check the recipe of sweet potato casserole and see if I can do it. I have one recipe to do today though. Macaroni and cheese for Mcj. He requested it as he's still not able to eat our usual meal.
Thursday, 25 September 2008
That was my biggest game experience as I’m not really into playing games, online or otherwise. I’m proud to say that I’m not addicted to something destructive other than shopping and watching telly. Well, shopping at some extent is destructive especially if you do it on impulse. Well, I have a voice in my head telling me to temper my desire – Mcj that is.
Do you like these? I do. All my closed shoes are black so a colour like this will definitely add variety to my wardrobe. Problem is I don't have a bag to match it. Hummmm.
Another thing to think,employment metrics. Read it for several times but couldn't grasp completely. Hay!
Monday, 8 September 2008
Hungry Jacks response to the attack was the burger is not meant to be consumed everyday.
I guess, it all boils down to how responsible a person who wants to eat it. If you know that consuming it everyday or several of it a day isn’t good for your health, you won’t succumb to the temptation. Yet, because it is indeed a temptation, many might be tempted and eventually would need the best diet pills available to bring them back to normal.
Seriously, this isn’t really that serious. It’s just some stuff at work back then.
I am proud to say that I can do multi-tasking pretty good. I call it my exceptional skill. A skill that was very useful when I get bored at work – facing the computer with only trivial stuff to do. I would then surf the net. Well, when I was trying to find my niche in the www, I confess I was just wasting my effort and the company’s money. And my used to be boss knew all about it. Apparently, she advised me to spend my slack time productively – reading a book or whatever to further my knowledge. So then, I started browsing sites that were of big help to me. And of course, those time-wasters sites as well. I had fun reading both anyway.
If only, the company had a keylogger installed to every computer in the office, everyone would have been caught doing what I used to do. Yes, I was not alone in that monkey-business. But, at the end of the day I reckon, the company wasn’t really at the losing end as the employees were very hardworking. There’s no hesitation to spend time after office hours if need be. So, I guess it was a win-win situation for both sides.
I have two variants of Bench cologne from the Philippines which I haven’t used up yet. I also got some perfumes gifted to me but I don’t use them. They have strong odours. I got a freebie spray that I like and I already used it all up.
Out of the blue today, I thought of buying myself or Mcj could buy me a Channel No. 5. I told you, I was not interested in perfume before so I don’t really have an idea how much it costs. I’m thinking that I could make an occasion so it could be a gift. Nuninuninu.
I checked online and well, now I know how much it costs. Mcj might have a heart attack (certainly not a blood pressure monitor, yet) when I ask him for it. It’s not that dear considering the brand but it is absolutely an extravagance to pay such price for a perfume. Well, that will be my first time to own one. And there’s always a first for everything, right? Let’s see.
By the way, I am really so naïve that I don’t know what Channel No. 5 smells like. So you reckon that’s enough reason for me to buy one?
Wednesday, 3 September 2008
It took me so long to take the photos of them because I’m tied up during daytime and the lighting is poor at night. And at times, the camera wasn’t handy when all other else are in place. Oh well, who’s got to say?
I’m loving these pairs not only because I love the styles but also the height. I can walk with them forever that is, as I’ve said, if I’ve made my mind on how to wear them.
Yet, with the coming father’s day in Oz, almost all of the shops are "on sale" so I might give them a perve later before I hit the hay. My favourite shop has always very attractive prices during special occasions that it’s too hard to miss.
And hey, look what I just bumped into. Aren't they gorgeous?
Thursday, 28 August 2008
I bought two pairs of shoes last weekend and wore them this week and look what they got me. the blisters aren't that bad, at least. But I'll let them heal properly before I'll wear my two new shoes again.
Been planning to take photos of them but haven't got the time. Maybe this weekend.
Well, J&J is not just about baby products as well all know. It has pharmaceutical companies that sell wide range of medicines that can treat any sickness there is in the world. Like most companies committed to serve the community, they have spend millions of moolah in searching for ways on how to help people live healthier and eventually longer. The research is focused on three units mainly for those illness that are related to central nervous system and internal medicine; biotechnology, immunology and oncology; and virology - more of an infectious diseases.
Oh, and I just learned that babycenter is one of J&J's products. I used to consult that website when I was pregnant. Well, I still do but less than often now.
I can say that J&J products are a part of my life.
Sunday, 17 August 2008
Yes, I want to go to Europe, somewhere in the middle east, Russia or a Las Vegas travel. And I want to go there with my family so it is important that my little boy is big enough to understand that going ons. When is that? Sometime in his school holidays. It's not far you know. He already goes to school (daycare) so it might be very soon. :)
Well, planning a holiday entails lots of efforts. There's the consideration of the best travel deals that you can get, the weather and of course the availability of all the persons involve.
I know that when we eventually get to have a final plan, the holiday would be very nice. We would have enough time to spend with my family plus our budget would allow us to do more than we planned before. That's the sweetest thing I guess. The trade off of not going now. :)
I was sort of relieved that he didn't sign up on that deal. I am a person who needs to see tangible proof before dipping into my pocket. The amount involved was not to be joked of. It could make us a sort of like palace back in the Philippines.
So yeah, it really pays to do your homework. Thanks to the internet for making those data available. I know there are investment companies that are good, you just have to know who are they.
The next day, I decided to wear the ballerina flat shoes that I bought just the day before last. They were blessings for aching calves and toes and back and shoulders. I reckon, I won't take the laptop home with me in the foreseeable future yet. Only if I am ask to do some important stuff. I just took it home with me to check the vpn connection anyway, which I am happy to say has no hassle really. I didn't even notice the speed difference.
Plus, I might consider to buy a light laptop bag (Swiss Army might have). Actually, Mcj had been telling me that before so it will be in our plan. I might spend some of my personaly money but it is for my own good.
Sunday, 10 August 2008
What massage does
Massage should be enjoyable for both parent and baby.
It provides lots of benefits:
Learning to know each other
Helping the baby to feel safe and loved
Stimulation of different body systems (immune system, circulation, digestion)
Enhancing development (encourages movement and coordination).
Helping parents and baby to learn to trust and have confidence in each other.
When to massage
Each family needs to find the time that suits them best.
It is best to wait 20 minutes or so after a feed but not too close to sleep time.
Some families massage after bath time when the baby is already undressed, as many young babies dislike being dressed and undressed. Some babies respond better in the evening.
It is not a good idea to try to massage a baby who is upset.
How often to massage
Baby massage can be done whenever it suits the family routines, but don't feel pressured that you have to do it. Be guided by what your baby likes and how you feel as well.
I just bought Jens a massage oil and he seem to like it. His reaction was pleasant unlike when I was just using a normal cream. He went to sleep after the massage. Maybe he was just sleepy or in growth spurt. :)
What do you think? It doesn't come cheap though but I told Mcj that if I got a job by then, maybe we can afford to buy him that. Hopefully. Or maybe, we would be able to think of a more suitable gift for him. Let's see.
Thursday, 7 August 2008
Which fruit is the clear front-runner when it comes to antioxidants? Hint: It’s smaller than a grape and darker than a blueberry.
It’s the acai (pronounced "ah-sigh-EE") berry, and it may beat every other fruit or vegetable by a mile. Case in point: The freeze-dried berry has 30 times the disease-arresting anthocyanins of red grapes.
The antioxidant quotient is reason enough to eat this fruit, but acai berries are also chock-full of B vitamins, magnesium, copper, zinc, phosphorus, and sulfur. In South America, acai berries are pureed and served warm as a sauce or soup. Check your local health-food store for acai juice, smoothies, and other products containing this berry nutritious fruit.
If this fruit is available to everybody, common illnesses won't be a problem in the near future. We will all be glowing, acne treatment is not needed at all.
Pave Curved Gold Ring--Rose Gold
Editor's Note: Share in Victory’s love for bold jewelry on Lipstick Jungle with this pave gold cocktail ring! Add dusters for that touch of evening elegance.
It's rare that we find a product that no one has seen before, but Rici's Rings are brand new to us! The curved dome top extends down at each corner, making it look almost like a mini, sparkly parachute. The four corners connect in a small flat plate at the bottom, but the wide open edges let you slip it on forwards or sideways. Technically it doesn't matter, because each side is exactly the same! Pave set CZs coat the ring, making it incredibly glittery. Also, the high arch inside means that you can bend your fingers easily while wearing this cocktail dome ring!
Tuesday, 5 August 2008
We've discussed his superannuation status. As of now, it i not getting bigger because most part of the earnings goes to his life insurance. The life insurance rates is bigger because it used to cover the mortgage on the house. We don't need that anymore. But he didn't change it yet as he will be under the knife next week for his teeth extraction. You know, he thinks that it is possible that he won't wake up at all.
We also talked about our health insurance premium. We are paying that much that we thought we are subsidising those who are sickly. Thank God, we don't get sick but at some point it is ridiculous paying that much at all. So we might cancel it later this year.
When you check your bills and finances and take a look to see if you get away from it. It could be a big savings or something that would go to your holiday budget.
Sunday, 27 July 2008
Well, buying a car for me isn't in the sooner list of priorities yet. But even then, my mind is already summing up the entire cost - the car itself, CTP, car insurance, rego, etc. Whew! I think, I might just opt to be a passenger for the time being.
But, won't you agree that it's a pretty car? It comes with two tone or caligraphy. Nice!
Though winter might be a welcome change from the humid summer or some hot days of autumn, I don't really embrace it. First, I am not used to cold. I don't like wearing layers of clothes. Just imagine the inconvenience of changing jackets and jumpers when you go out just to throw the rubbish or to pick up some mail. Plus, my skin gets really dry. I really like my lotion but I tried the new variety of the brand for this winter. I'm still using the same face moisturizer. It's a bit thick so it is also apt for cold season. Yeah, all this skin beauty regime is another thing that I complain about. Thank God, I don't have to use acne treatment cream. So less worry for me.
I might just need to use cloves but I am cooking our dinner now so I might need to wash something later, grrrr... on and off of things is what I don't like best.
Monday, 21 July 2008
But I think, it is really not meant to be for us to go as we haven't got luggages yet. We planned on buying them but well, it just remains a plan. Plus we haven't consider on taking travel health insurance yet. Though Jens is up to date with his vaccine, he might still be vulnerable to any illnesses out there.
Well, I'm still in the lookout for value for money suitcases. One of these days, we might get around of really going to the shop with the intension of buying luggages. For now, I'll just keep mum on my sister's question. :)
Anyway, I didn't give her any comment. As long as it doesn't cost her that much, I don't really mind. She said, there was a $50 one in the shopping catalogue this weekend.
And I searched the net and found this pretty thing (no really like Britax car seats). If only the little boy can have this. The Daddy already objected of me buying a reddish/pinkish jammies.
Thursday, 17 July 2008
Anyway, it's winter here. And as a rule or trend or whatever they call it, most people wear black, white, brown. Neutral colours. But sometimes boring and dull. How about a pair of these pump to brighten your outlook it not your day? Plus a matching bag, belt and other accessories. I'm sure, you'll looks lovely.
Sunday, 13 July 2008
Anyway, movies and tv shoes here in down under are not really the latest. I realized that some movies were even shown ahead in the Philippines than here. Still, we get the best of what a free tv can offer. Even some part of the world may already be on Slingbox, I would still be happy to watch the free tv plus our collection of old movies in VCR tapes.
Talking of exercise, I really need to make a routine for myself. I noticed that I get tired easily though, it's not easy to keep up with a toddler, you know. Well, that's the reason why I need to get active. I really don't need a routine that revolves on treadmills but just some simple stretching and walking will do. Have to research about workouts that fit me. But first, I have to find time. :)
I'm thankful today that it is a little warmer than yesterday. Then, it was 4 degrees in the morning. Brrrrr. Jens and I slept-in until almost 10AM. It was warm in bed.
Winter is the time that people spend most of their time indoors, it is also a good time to stay outdoor and sunbake when the sun is up. It is warmer outside than inside, well that is in our place. It's just not the time to get cozy in your hammock chair however comfy it may be. My one-and-a-half-men had their bonding in our backyard one sunny day. They loved it.
Thursday, 10 July 2008
Now, I'm in the look-out for hats like this with matching gloves maybe.
Or maybe something like this if I'm wearing pretty clothes. Or more classy that has silk flowers in it.
Or I might be able to find something prettier and trendy.
Saturday, 5 July 2008
Anyway, there wa really big sale there. It was the original direct factory outlet. Looked like there is a big sale everyday. Because of the massive options and big sale, I just managed to check the kids (not really much) section and women's, well except lingerie. It was not in my list anyway. Maybe next in our next trip, I would be very interested.
I know for a fact that there's big money in tennis, that is if you won. But I was overwhelmed to learn the amount that the champion would bag last night.
Anyway, I reckon tennis just like golf is a clear cut game. No nonsense. Unlike other events, I haven't heard of gossips of players using enhancement drug (even like legal steroids).
I'm sure, I would be greatly entertained tonight of the tennis match. There was a controversy with the Williams sisters playing in the finals, that it would be a family decision which both of them found a rude comment as they said, they are professionals.
And tomorrow night, I might be torn between Rafa and Roger. Roger for me is too good to be true and found him too perfect (read: boring) that I am slightly inclined to root for Rafa. Well, let's see.
Saturday, 28 June 2008
My boots are as tall as these beauty. But I reckon, I wouldn't wear these one. The heels are too slim that I might skid or slip. I'm not that heavy (I don't need diet pills either) but I wouldn't dare. But they sure are eye catcher.
But I was on high. Mcj was overly generous in buying me clothes. Actually, extravagant. And I was grinning from ear to ear.
Anyway, we bought lots in one store that it entitled me to avail one of their promotional products. I also earned $10 voucher.
And yet, we haven't bought me shoes so when we went to town to do some errand, we bought me boots. Lovely boots. :)
Thursday, 19 June 2008
But, if only I can shop for more shoes.. I would love to own a pair of these now that it's winter.
Thursday, 12 June 2008
Renowned for their textiles, Missoni’s latest creation is a swirling sensation in this season's strongest colors — yellow, mauve, gray and gold. These waves of color blend together to create a unique and elegant result that only Missoni can deliver. We’re honored just to carry the Missoni line, and are humbly proud to call the Blessings an exclusive. Gold leather bow. 1/4 inch heel. Leather sole. Made in Italy.
Wednesday, 11 June 2008
So, shop I did. I bought a watch (I would have wanted a watch with digital frame) for myself and a birthday gift for my friend. I would want these but my budget won't allow me. I settled for something cheaper yet, made me feel good. :)
I haven't seen this tv model in person, so I wonder if it is one of those new viewsonic monitor.
I want a big screen tv but it's not a priority right now. With all these new models coming out almost every other month, by the time we can buy an lcd tv these hot trends now would outdated, I reckon. :)
Monday, 9 June 2008
At home, trace around your foot on a piece of paper and bring it with you to the store. Don't even try on any shoe that is narrower or smaller than the tracing.
Have the salesperson measure both your feet each time you buy new shoes—feet change with age. If your feet are different sizes, buy shoes that accommodate the larger one.
Don't rationalize that the shoes “just need to be broken in.” Find shoes that fit from the start.
Feel inside the shoe to see if there are any tags, seams, or other materials that may irritate your foot.
Make sure you have a quarter- to a half-inch of space between your longest toe and the end of the shoe when standing.
Shop for shoes in the afternoon—your feet naturally expand during the day.
Wear the same type of sock that you intend to wear with the shoes.
Friday, 6 June 2008
We sometimes view shoes as just feet covering or some fashion that we need to follow but shoe actually play crucial role in our health. Choosing and buying a good and safe pair of shoes will help you have a good balance when standing up plus prevent you from having blisters and corns.
Make sure you are buying the correct size of shoes for your feet. Always measure your feet before buying. Very crucial when you are buying online.
Go for comfort when buying a pair. Avoid those with high heels, hard or thick soles.
Choose shoes that have good grip soles. They will prevent you from skidding or slipping especially on a wet and slippery surface.
Always maintain a tight shoelace. Tie shoelaces in a way that will stay longer. I sometimes double tie them.
As much as possible avoid walking barefoot or with socks especially on a polished floor.
I know that women tend to grow toenails long. Well, they look good especially with colours but do not grow them too long - up to the point that they will hurt you.
Tuesday, 3 June 2008
- Keep a large box lined with plastic by the back and front doors and insist that your family deposit wet shoes, dirty trainers and the like in them before coming into the house.
- Drop two alka-zeltzers into a glass of water, drop in your jewellery for two minutes and they'll come out like new.
- The best way of getting rid of antiperpirant stains is to treat them first with dry-cleaning solution and then with ordinary household ammonia before rinsing the garmeng thoroughly. Alternatively, apply a paste of bicarbonate of soda and salt to the area and leave it for 15 minutes before soaking in a biological detergent and washing in the usual way.
- With mascara stains, rub with neat washing-up liquid then wash as usual. Any stubborn residual should vanish after being treated with dry cleaning fluid.
'Nough for now. Will share more later. Have to look for tips on computer and stuff (like ram).
Monday, 2 June 2008
Saturday, 31 May 2008
Friday, 30 May 2008
I've been admiring these shoes for weeks. What's stopping me from buying them are, a) if online, I am not sure that size 6 would fit me and b) the closest retailer doesn't sell Prima.
I don't really need new shoes. Just incase I would need a closed pair. Most of my shoes are open-toed except for the running pair.
And I can't make up my mind which colour I want. Gold? Silver? Chocolate? Nuninuninuninu...
The worst part of all is, he acquired an intolerance to milk after that incident. It is a self-diagnosed allergic reaction (hence he is not wearing any medical bracelet) but he really stick to it and stopped drinking milk. The symptom was rashes.
Now, when we have chinese food even a smaller portion, he'll get this coughing attach and sweating. It's not funny.
Though, all these allergies that he got are self-diagnosed (who knows what is the effect of real allergy is), could really beat the good health out of Mcj.
Wednesday, 28 May 2008
These are the recent find that stump me.
Maison Martin Margiela Covered-Heel Wedge Sandal Shoes
Product Description: Woven canvas with grained leather trim.Canvas toe strap.Canvas band wraps around wedge and top of the foot Soft grained leather lining.Grained leather and canvas insole.Leather sole with rubber heel pad. 4.25" canvas-covered wedge heel.Made in Italy.
Product Description: Woven canvas with grained leather trim.Canvas toe strap.Canvas band wraps around wedge and top of the foot Soft grained leather lining.Grained leather and canvas insole.Leather sole with rubber heel pad. 4.25" canvas-covered wedge heel.Made in Italy.
This hobby of mine, if feed on continuously and with abandon would cost my husband our life savings. lol. Though that is not the case. I haven't bought a pair since February this year. But I reckon, compared to any addiction, this is the most pleasing one - doesn't need rehabilitation (sort of like drug rehab).
Sunday, 25 May 2008
You're Not Very Fit
And you're likely to admit that exercise just isn't your thing.
Maybe you need to experiment with new activities to find something you love.
Whether it's roller derby or surfing, just getting out there and moving will do wonders!
This says it all. I don't feel fit because of aching back. I need to exercise more, yet I don't need treadmill either to keep fit. I just need more time in a day to do it and somebody to look after my Bub. :) One of these days, I might live my wishes.
There’s nothing taboo about the Tabu. The clever combination of colors — taupe, mauve and white — culminates into a refreshingly new neutral. Enjoy its endless outfit-enhancing opportunities. Adjustable slingback with a gold buckle. 3½ inch heel atop a ¼ inch platform. Rubber-infused leather sole. Made in Spain.
You Are Bare Feet
You are a true free spirit, and you can't be tied down.
Even wearing shoes can be a little too constraining for you at times!
You are very comfortable in your own skin.
You are one of the most real people around. You don't have anything to hide.
Open and accepting, you are willing to discuss or entertain almost any topic.
You are a very tolerant person. You are accepting and not judgmental.
You should live: Somewhere warm
You should work: At your own business, where you can set the rules
Cashmere is available in a huge array of price points, qualities and styles. Cashmere garment weight is often described in "plys," with two-ply having a finer hand and three-ply and up making up a chunkier or heavier knit. Check your care label, but generally cashmere can be handwashed with a very mild soap and laid flat to dry (only recommended after six or seven wearings).
Types of wool include merino (a finer fiber that's good if other wool makes you itchy), alpaca (strong, but soft), lambswool (fine and soft), shetland (usually describes a sweater made from coarser fibers) and mohair (lustrous and long-wearing). Keep your wool sweaters folded and launder according to instructions (some wools can even be machine washed).
Virtually seasonless and easy to care for, the cotton sweater can go from workplace to weekend in a flash. Look for beautiful colors and fun patterns (cotton yarns take color beautifully). Many styles can be washed (machine or by hand). Cotton is perfect for warmer climates where wool or cashmere would be too toasty.
Store sweaters in plastic bag or with moth balls, folded than hanged.
Sunday, 18 May 2008
If only, the little Boy is now a grown up big man. I can join him in http://www.lookoftheyear.com. You can submit your photos for free in that website. And this is the real thing. This is a beauty contest and the winner will bag a whooping 10 grand. Plus this a good venue for an elusive dream of being a fashion model in Paris, NY and Milan. The judges are the visitors of the site so everyone who join in has a chance to win.
Thursday, 15 May 2008
Sandals originated in warm climates where the soles of the feet needed protection but the top of the foot needed to be cool.
4,000 years ago the first shoes were made of a single piece of rawhide that enveloped the foot for both warmth and protection.
In Europe pointed toes on shoes were fashionable from the eleventh to the fifteenth centuries.
In the Middle East heels were added to shoes to lift the foot from the burning sand.
In Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries heels on shoes were always colored red.
Shoes all over the world were identical until the nineteenth century, when left- and right-footed shoes were first made in Philadelphia.
In Europe it wasn't until the eighteenth century that women's shoes were different from men's.
Six-inch-high heels were worn by the upper classes in seventeenth-century Europe. Two servants, one on either side, were needed to hold up the person wearing the high heels.
Sneakers were first made in America in 1916. They were originally called keds.
Boots were first worn in cold, mountainous regions and hot, sandy deserts where horse-riding communities lived. Heels on boots kept feet secure in the stirrups.
The first lady's boot was designed for Queen Victoria in 1840.